Indiana National Guard Supports the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Indiana National Guard Supports the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Governor Eric Holcomb has deployed the Indiana National Guard to help six food banks address the growing need for food assistance. “The food banks are in Marion County (2), Bloomington, Lafayette, Fort Wayne & Merrillville. The Indiana National Guard will work at mobile food distribution sites across the State”, said Governor Holcomb. Today, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana welcomed 12 troops to support increased emergency assistance operations, working alongside staff, and filling critical volunteer roles. The Guard will work with staff during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, with…Read more
New Statewide Map for Hoosiers Seeking Food Assistance

New Statewide Map for Hoosiers Seeking Food Assistance

New, interactive online tool will make it easier for families to find food resources near home; site will be updated to reflect current openings and closures INDIANAPOLIS– The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the state’s  food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, has developed a statewide, interactive map that will help Hoosiers seeking food assistance find what they need. The map is online here, and will be prominently featured at www.fssa.in.gov. The map can be used on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices. “Many Hoosiers’ situations have…Read more
Case Statement for Emergency Support – COVID-19 Response

Case Statement for Emergency Support – COVID-19 Response

When our neighbors are struggling, the Food Bank is there – every day of the year. Our efficient work and network of community partners means that we are uniquely prepared to respond to crises. Thanks in part to our generous donors, we have a proud history of supporting our neighbors as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters of all types. With our community in the grips of COVID-19, we are adjusting our operations to meet the increased needs of today while preparing for continued challenges in the weeks and months…Read more
Emergency Food Assistance Plan

Emergency Food Assistance Plan

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana extends our gratitude to our entire network of partners, donors, volunteers, and friends who have rallied together to help us serve our neighbors in the Region. “We are positioning our operations and inventory to adequately address the growing needs of our community by providing food assistance and other critical resources,” said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director. “Our distribution, delivery, and pickup programs remain open and will continue as such with the utmost caution and preparedness to ensure that children, seniors, limited-resourced families, and others who need it,…Read more
Coronavirus Response – Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Coronavirus Response – Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

As the situation with CORONAVIRUS (also known as COVID-19) continues to evolve, the Food Bank of Northwest is proactively taking measures to ensure that our hunger relief resources and services continue to be available to individuals and families facing hunger in Lake and Porter Counties. Currently, all distribution, delivery, and pickup programs remain open and will continue as such with the utmost caution and preparedness to ensure that children, seniors, limited-resourced families, and others who need it---have food critical to their health and well being. To help us address the growing demand, DONATE…Read more
Strack & Van Til Customers Raise $194,774 for Checkout Challenge

Strack & Van Til Customers Raise $194,774 for Checkout Challenge

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana announced the results of the 2019 Strack & Van Til Checkout Challenge, which raised a record-breaking $194,774 to benefit individuals and families facing hunger in the Region. The amount represents the combined efforts of customers across Northwest Indiana choosing to “round up” their bill at the register when shopping at the 20 Strack & Van Til stores in the area. “This year’s Checkout Challenge results reveal the tremendous impact of a community rallying together to help our neighbors”, said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director of the Food…Read more
Hope For The Holidays

Hope For The Holidays

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is providing holiday food assistance to more than 800 families during its annual “Hope For The Holidays” Mobile Markets. The Lake County distribution will take place on Saturday, December 14th, 8am -10am, at the Food Bank, 6490 Broadway, Merrillville. The Porter County Distribution will take place on Saturday, December 21st, 10am – 12pm, at St. Teresa of Avila, 1604 East Lincolnway, Valparaiso, and is sponsored by the Porter County Community Foundation. “The holidays bring a different set of challenges for individuals and families who are already struggling…Read more
“Round Up” to Fight Hunger at Strack & Van Til this Holiday

“Round Up” to Fight Hunger at Strack & Van Til this Holiday

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is teaming up with Strack & Van Til in November and December to raise funds for hunger relief efforts across the Region this holiday season. The Checkout Challenge encourages shoppers to “round up” their bill when shopping at Strack & Van Til or Town & Country stores now through December, with the difference going to support the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts in Northwest Indiana. “The Round Up campaign is proof that every little bit counts, and even loose change can make a huge difference. Every dollar…Read more
300 Thanksgiving Meals from Strack & Van Til and Partners

300 Thanksgiving Meals from Strack & Van Til and Partners

Strack & Van Til and several of their vendors partner with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to provide 300 local families in need with Thanksgiving meal assistance. The Mobile Market food distribution will provide individuals and families with food for a complete Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey, vegetables, and other side items. The distributions are open to all Northwest Indiana residents in need of food assistance, and are first-come, first-served until the end of the distribution or all meals have been served. The distribution will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, 4p…Read more
Thanksgiving Care-A-Van with Jewel, Majestic Star and Hubbard Radio

Thanksgiving Care-A-Van with Jewel, Majestic Star and Hubbard Radio

Jewel-Osco, Majestic Star Casino, and Chicago radio stations 101.9 The Mix, The New SHE 100.3 and 97.1 FM The Drive are partnering with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to provide 1,000 local families in need with Thanksgiving meal assistance. The Thanksgiving Community Care-a-Van will provide individuals and families with food for a complete Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey, vegetables, and other side items. The distributions are open to all Northwest Indiana residents in need of food assistance, and are first-come, first-served until the end of the distribution or all meals have been…Read more